Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Outdoors, Stairs, Stairs - Directory
By Matt Weber I spent most of last spring building a big deck, so I wanted a big set of stairs to match. A width between seven to eight feet seemed like ample space for walking and be large enough to give the nearly 40-foot deck a visually complementary stair design. I had left the deck handrail unfinished […]
Decks, Decks, DIY Questions and Answer, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Punch!
Q: What type of wood do you suggest for building outdoor projects? A: Whether you’re building a deck, gazebo, raised garden bed or front porch, using natural, authentic wood is an excellent choice that affords several different options. Pressure-treated wood is the number one decking material in the country, and a long-time favorite of DIYers, builders and remodelers everywhere. […]
Decks, Decks, Decorating, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Porches and Gazebos, Projects
By Brent Gwatney Few things in life beat having a cold one on your deck while chicken wings and pork chops sizzle on the barbecue and hickory smoke fills the air. What other part of the home invites relaxation or forget-about-work partying with friends like the deck? For many of us, the design and construction of […]
Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Living - Directory, Water Gardens & Ponds
Here’s a 10×10′ swimming dock that you and your friends can build in a weekend.